Friday, November 7, 2008

Pride, Heckman to talk war stories Nov. 23

From the New Hampshire Historical Society:
Meg Heckman and Mike Pride, authors of the new book We Went to War: New Hampshire Remembers, will share the stories of New Hampshire people who fought and witnessed World War II in a lecture on Sunday, November 23, at 2 p.m., at the New Hampshire Historical Society's library, 30 Park Street, Concord.

In 2007–08, Heckman and Pride interviewed dozens of New Hampshire people from the World War II generation, and these tales of heroism, violence, love, and duty ran in the pages of the Concord Monitor. We Went to War includes the best of these stories, plus some never before published.

Heckman has been honored as New Hampshire writer of the year and New England reporter of the year. Pride is a journalist and historian who served as editor of the Concord Monitor for 25 years. He is co-author of My Brave Boys, a history of the Fifth New Hampshire Regiment in the Civil War, and co-editor of The New Hampshire Century.

The lecture is free for New Hampshire Historical Society members and $5 for non-members. For more information, call 603-228-6688.

Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the independent nonprofit that saves, preserves, and shares New Hampshire history. The Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its museum, library, educational programs, publications, and outreach programs. For more information about the Society and the benefits of membership, visit or call 603-228-6688.

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